Birth of Altair  by Mary Sedici

Canvas Prints


Sizing Information

Small 10.7" x 8.0"
Medium 16.0" x 12.0"
Large 21.3" x 16.0"
X large 26.6" x 20.0"


  • Each print is individually stretched and constructed for your order
  • Epson pigment inks using Giclée inkjets to ensure a long life
  • UV protection provided by a clear lacquer
  • Cotton/poly blend Canson canvas for brighter whites and even stretching

Acrylic on Canvas
12×16 in


Orig for sale

Altair (Alpha Aquilae / Alpha Aql / α Aquilae / α Aql / Atair) is the brightest star in the constellation Aquila and the twelfth brightest star in the night sky.

The name Altair has been used since medieval times. It is an abbreviation of the Arabic phrase النسر الطائر, an-nasr aṭ-ṭā’ir (English: The flying eagle). The term Al Nesr Al Tair appeared in Al Achsasi Al Mouakket catalogue, which was translated into Latin as Vulture Volans This name was applied by the Arabs to the asterism of α, β, and γ Aquilae and probably goes back to the ancient Babylonians and Sumerians, who called α Aquilae the eagle star

Altair- Read Arcticle


  • Monica Engeler
    Monica Engeleralmost 4 years ago

    Very beautiful painting. Love the textures and color.

  • Thank you Monica – I am really glad you like this work. I am quite fond of it myself. This is an non enhanced photo – the original looks even better :)

    – Mary Sedici

  • rodeorose
    rodeorosealmost 4 years ago

    How beautiful Mary- really stirs the imagination with its natural drama.

  • Thank you Rose – I am glad you find it beatiful. It was early in the morning when I finnished it, and I really do not like to work with artificial light, but I had the inspiration. This morning I made some touch ups, and here it is :)

    – Mary Sedici

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkealmost 4 years ago

    How gorgeous this is. I love the colors and the scene.

  • Hi Bunny – you said gorgeous – I like that :) Thank you so very much for supporting my works, greatly appreciated ♥

    – Mary Sedici

  • Anne Gitto
    Anne Gittoalmost 4 years ago


  • Thank you Ann for the fabulous comment. Innitially I just named the work Altair, and I added the Arab name as well. This is why in your act feed appeared the Arab caligraphy :)

    – Mary Sedici

  • virgosun
    virgosunalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful view of the Eagle Star! Lovely work full of blue-white light. (Trippy video too.)

  • Virgosun dear – your comment means a lot to me. I admire your works and I wish I could do with the brush what you can accomplish with Brice. Unfortunatelly I am not as good :)) Love your blues too :) ♥

    – Mary Sedici

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanalmost 4 years ago

    wow this is amazing Mary…such colour and light and out of this world! a very creative and unique painting.

  • Oh, Linda dear – how glad I am you like it. Thanks a lot for posting such a wow comment :) ♥

    – Mary Sedici

  • Almeida Coval
    Almeida Covalalmost 4 years ago

    a very wonderful painting my friend:-)

  • Alemida dear, how nice seeing you. Thanks a lot for the wonderful comment ♥

    – Mary Sedici

  • hillart
    hillartalmost 4 years ago

    Love the blues and the idea, fantastic!!!!

  • Thank you Geoff – for the great comment ♥

    – Mary Sedici

  • Dennis Knecht
    Dennis Knechtalmost 4 years ago

    Wow! Beautiful, Mary!!!

  • Hello Dennis, thanks a lot for visiting and for this great comment – I greatly appreciate it :)

    – Mary Sedici

  • haya1812
    haya1812almost 4 years ago

    Stunning Artwork dear Mary!!!:))

  • Wow, what a stunning commnet. Thank you so very much ♥

    – Mary Sedici

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